Less Wrong is a community blog devoted to refining the art of human rationality. Please visit our About page for more information.

Meetup : Manchester UK Meetup

0 bendini 06 August 2017 02:24PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Manchester UK Meetup

WHEN: 19 August 2017 03:00:00PM (+0100)

WHERE: The Wharf, Manchester, M15 4ST, UK

Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/487446944969040/

We will be meeting in The Wharf pub for socialization and discussion of the Kernel Project - a group to relocate some of the community away from current high-cost areas and focus more on instrumental rationality, among other goals.

There is a separate event on Monday the 14th, for those who cannot make Saturday the 19th https://www.facebook.com/events/1416361465121846/

Discussion article for the meetup : Manchester UK Meetup

Comment author: bendini 17 March 2017 05:59:58AM 5 points [-]

I am organizing a project that is 95% this, and people are flying to the selected location later this month for a 3-day meetup

My project: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1wmVZJiDjTjxmVshSFSk2rH-b8GLiQ0DJ0Cw1hyOnswM/edit?usp=sharing

Anyone who would be interested in this is welcome to join us

Comment author: bendini 26 October 2014 11:33:02PM 33 points [-]

Done. If I were to make a wager I'd say that the correlation between a low digit ratio and stereotypically masculine traits is fairly weak, based on my own >90th percentile high digit ratio yet high masculinity/low femininity scores on the inventory (as well as anecdotal reports from others corroborating my stereotypically masculine traits)

In response to 2013 Survey Results
Comment author: bendini 20 January 2014 09:19:33PM 1 point [-]

The "did not answer" option seems to be distorting the perception of the results. Perhaps structuring the presentation of the data with those percentages removed would be more straightforward to visualise.

PRIMARY LANGUAGE: English: 1009, 67.8% German: 58, 3.6% Finnish: 29, 1.8% Russian: 25, 1.6% French: 17, 1.0% Dutch: 16, 1.0% Did not answer: 15.2%

Percentages including the non respondents is misleading, at first glance you could be mistaken for thinking there is a significant population of Non-English speakers as less than 70% of people who completed the survey answered English.

Non-respondents removed:

English: 1009, 87% German: 58, 5% Finnish: 29, 3% Russian: 25, 2% French: 17, 2% Dutch: 16, 1% 15.2% of the sample did not answer

This seems like it would be a better representation of the data which could be applied to the other questions.